Tuesday, May 1, 2007


If you came to this page by a search engine, please do not read further but go to the Heart Attack Health Quiz of June 11, 2007. Take a pencil and a paper and write down the answers, then come back.

A. The seven classical signs of a heart attack

  1. Pain, often in the chest
  2. Shortness of breath
  3. Nausea
  4. Vomiting
  5. Palpitations
  6. Sweating
  7. Anxiety
B. The seven main risk factors for a heart attack
  1. Older age
  2. Being a man
  3. Cigarette smoking
  4. High cholesterol
  5. Diabetes
  6. High blood pressure
  7. Obesity (but see update at the bottom of this post)
Add a point for every correct answer.

12-14 points
Excellent. You got the basics, but feel free to learn more about the details.

9-11 points
Not too bad but you may have missed some important points. Make sure to learn them.

0-8 points
You just have made an important step to fill your gaps of knowledge. Keep on, it may save your life or the life of others in an emergency.

Knowledge base
Wikipedia: Myocardial infarction

Update: Obesity is an official risk factor for a heart attack, but I think this view must be challenged. Read more about why I stopped to believe in weight loss.
(August 5, 2007)

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